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Insecticide resistance status of the malaria mosquitoes: Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus in eastern and northern Uganda

April 10, 2018 - 15:47 -- Open Access
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Michael Okia, David F. Hoel, James Kirunda, John Bosco Rwakimari, Betty Mpeka, Denis Ambayo, Ananya Price, David W. Oguttu, Albert P. Okui and John Govere
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:157, 6 April 2018

Both An. gambiae and An. funestus are resistant to pyrethroids but fully susceptible to bendiocarb at all sites.

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Quality of care in integrated community case management services in Bugoye, Uganda: a retrospective observational study

February 28, 2018 - 14:49 -- Open Access
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James S. Miller, Lacey English, Geren S. Stone, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:99, 27 February 2018

Quality of care was high for uncomplicated malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea.

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Clinical consequences of submicroscopic malaria parasitaemia in Uganda

February 6, 2018 - 17:21 -- Open Access
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Shereen Katrak, Patience Nayebare, John Rek, Emmanuel Arinaitwe, Joaniter I. Nankabirwa, Moses Kamya, Grant Dorsey, Philip J. Rosenthal and Bryan Greenhouse
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:67, 5 February 2018

Submicroscopic malaria infections were associated with fever and non-febrile illness in Ugandan children.

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Factors associated with willingness to take up indoor residual spraying to prevent malaria in Tororo district, Uganda: a cross-sectional study

January 8, 2018 - 16:15 -- Open Access
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Ignatius Wadunde, Arthur Mpimbaza, David Musoke, John C. Ssempebwa, Michael Ediau, Doreen Tuhebwe, Yeka Adoke and Rhoda K. Wanyenze
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:5, 5 January 2018

The level of willingness to take up IRS was low (79%) compared to the targeted 85%.

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NOT Open Access | Changing Antimalarial Drug Sensitivities in Uganda

November 25, 2017 - 14:50 -- NOT Open Access
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Stephanie A. Rasmussen, Frida G. Ceja, Roland A. Cooper, et al.
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Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. December 2017 vol. 61 no. 12 e01516-17

Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) has demonstrated excellent efficacy for the treatment and prevention of malaria in Uganda.

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Evaluation of the Deki Reader™, an automated RDT reader and data management device, in a household survey setting in low malaria endemic southwestern Uganda

November 13, 2017 - 15:23 -- Open Access
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Caesar Oyet, Michelle E. Roh, Gertrude N. Kiwanuka, Patrick Orikiriza, Martina Wade, Sunil Parikh, Juliet Mwanga-Amumpaire and Yap Boum II
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:449, 7 November 2017

The findings from this study suggest that the Deki Reader™ is comparable to visual inspection and performs well in detecting microscopy-positive Plasmodium falciparum cases in a household survey setting.

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Not Open Access | Detection of Plasmodium species by high resolution melt analysis of DNA from blood smears acquired in Southwestern Uganda

November 5, 2017 - 18:31 -- NOT Open Access
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Kennedy Kassaza, Darwin J. Operario, Yap Boum II, et al.
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J Clin Microbiol. 2017 Oct 18. pii: JCM.01060-17.

PCR-HRM analysis of DNA extracts from Giemsa-stained thick blood smears or corresponding blood pellets had high sensitivity and specificity for malaria diagnosis compared to microscopy.

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Prevalence of polymorphisms in glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, sickle haemoglobin and nitric oxide synthase genes and their relationship with incidence of uncomplicated malaria in Iganga, Uganda

August 14, 2017 - 15:21 -- Open Access
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Catherine Nassozi Lwanira, Fred Kironde, Mark Kaddumukasa and Göte Swedberg
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:322, 9 August 2017

Mutation (NOS2 −954 G>C; rs 1800482) of nitric oxide synthase 2 gene promoter was associated with a lower incidence of acute malaria.

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Malaria incidence among children less than 5 years during and after cessation of indoor residual spraying in Northern Uganda

August 9, 2017 - 15:28 -- Open Access
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Allen E. Okullo, Joseph K. B. Matovu, Alex R. Ario, Jimmy Opigo, Humphrey Wanzira, David W. Oguttu and Joan N. Kalyango
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:319, 7 August 2017

There was sustained control of malaria incidence during IRS implementation.

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Rapid reduction of malaria following introduction of vector control interventions in Tororo District, Uganda: a descriptive study

June 6, 2017 - 15:33 -- Open Access
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David W. Oguttu, Joseph K. B. Matovu, David C. Okumu, Alex R. Ario, Allen E. Okullo, Jimmy Opigo and Victoria Nankabirwa
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:227, 30 May 2017

A rapid reduction in malaria incidence was observed in Tororo District following the introduction of IRS in addition to LLINs.

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